The descendants of Emil Max and Eliza Jane (Daniels) Ganze met at the Sirloin Stockade in Corsicana on July 28 for their annual family reunion. The reunion included good fellowship and food. Of Mr. and Mrs. Ganze’s 13 children, only three are still alive. Two of the three were at the reunion: Hub Ganze and Katherine (Ganze) Mahoney.
All who attended were from Texas. Those who were in attendance and registered were Hub and Lessie Ganze of Powell, Katherine Mahoney of Corsicana, Dorothy Ganze of Pursley, Dean and Wilene Murray of Arlington, George and Darline Ganze of Rosebud, Sherry and Ruben Kelley of Dawson, Diane Summers of Pursley, Brenda and Jennifer Parrish of Pursley, and Rebecca Snyke, a friend, Carolyn and Charles Korn of Teague, Rita and Dan Dominy of Corsicana, Beverly and Jimmy Johnson of Garland, and Paige and Madison Downs of Arlington.
Others who were present were David and Sharon Mahoney of Corsicana, Johnny and Hannah Ganze of Spring, Keith, Kristie, Hunter and Logan Melton of Dawson, Lewis Tidwell of Corsicana, Steven Tidwell of Corsicana, Sonny and Mary (Ganze) Bancroft of Powell, Wes, Lea, Collin and Lilly Dominy of Corsicana, Michael, Amy and Makaytla Curlett of Teague, Bill and Dorothy (Ganze) Stokes of Austin, Bryan and Katie Kelley, Randy, Susan and Dustin Ganze of Pursley, Glenn and Sandra Hardin of Fort Worth and Nathan, Kammi, Tatum and Listan of Cedar Hill.
CHS Class of 1967
Corsicana High School Class of 1967 will hold its 40th reunion Sept. 28-30. Anyone wishing to attend may contact either Christine Miles Howard at email@example.com or call (903) 654-4142 or Carole Harris Davenport at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (903) 875-7340 for more information. Also, please contact Howard or Davenport if you know the whereabouts of any of these missing classmates:
Annie Gail Adams, Fannie Barree, Norma Davis McCarter, Melba Donahue, Joyce Lewis, Rita Marriott Wileman, Bess Owen, Rebecca Pedigo Edens, Diane Pollard Grice, Donna Simpson Karnes, Marcella Slaughter Malone, Jo Ann Warrington McCaleb, Curtis Brown, Jerry Easley, Don Greer, Rickey Wayne Langston, Johnny Ray Mask, Jackie Rash, Samuel Quentin Reynolds, Willard Simmons, Michael Gene Thompson, Joe Louis Vasquez, David Vargas, Leslie Allen Whitener and Billy York.
CHS Class of 1997
Corsicana High School Class of 1997 will have a 10-year reunion Oct. 12-13.
The following is a list of classmates that have not been contacted: Aaron Acker, Tony Aguado, Derrick Akers, Chris Armstrong, Ana Maria Arrendo, Maria Aretega, Brooke Barbee, Kyle Barber, Chris Baston, Nathaniel Bates, Craig Bender, Jeff Benton, Ryan Blue, Nathaniel Brandon, Clifford Bright, Michael Brooks, Vicky Brown, Shontae Brown, Kelly Burnett, Rick Burns, Shawn Burns, Grace Carter, Leslie Coker, Jeanette Coleman, Tammy Collins, Josh Combs, Vic Cooper, Michael Crosby, Crystal Cox, Kelly Curry, Jack Curtis, Jason Curtis, Derek Davidson, John Dragoo, Wesley Durmon, Stacy Dyer, Meagan Early, Myra Erwin, Jose Esmurria, Greg Estrada, Tina Eure, Angela Evans, Paul Flanagan, Donovan Freeman, Chris Gafford, Juana Galindo, Melissa Gallegos, Ariel Garcia, Gabriel Garcia, Araceli Garcia, Michael Gragg, Brenda Guerra, Suzzane Hallberg, Melissa Harvey, Samatha Hawkins, Tina Hawkinson, Jaclyn Heard, Christina Heathcote, Zack Herrin, James Holder, Rhonda Hood, Jeremy Howard, Amanda Hudson, Latiqua Jackson, Brandy Jefferson, Sara Jefferson, Octavia Jackson, Natalie Jimmerson, Keisha Jones, Marcus Jones, Anabel Jurardo, Timothy Lambert, PJ Laznovsky, Kelly Lewis, Lawerence Lewis, Tylenthis Lewis, Wes Lewis, Lorena Lopez, William Luce, Paul Luedeke, Doug McKensie, Juana Mendoza, John Miller, Octavia Miller, Richard Miller, Joe Montgomery, Serah Moore, Carlos Munoz, Jason Napps, Jessica Nault, Van Neason, Jimmy Nixon, William Nixon, Aaron Nelson, Blana O’Con, Robert Olivares, Danny Ovalle, Jamie Ovalle, Lamont Porch, Shenique Porch, Charlie Pringle, Barbara Ramirez, Veronica Ramos, Aaron Reardon, Lakesha Reynolds, Nora Reynosa, James Rice, Melissa Rice, Sherry Rogers, Cory Scott, Deautric Sims, Jeff Smith, Carlos Sosa, Jennifer Stadler, Shonta Steward, Bryant Thomas, Rebecca Tiner, Shavon Tolliver, Evette Turner, Memo Vargas, Twania Wade, Terrence Wadley, Claude Waites, Byron Ward, Dee Ware, Cedrick Washington, Aaron Watson, Josh Weeks, Katie Wilson, Tony Wright, Selam Yeman, and Venita Zuber.
If you are on the list or know how to contact someone on the list, please contact Sara Davenport Lasater at (214) 995-7290 or Carneshia Smith Harris at (940) 206-2461, by e-mail at email@example.com or visit the reunion Web site at www.corsicana1997.myevent.com.
CHS Class of 1987
Corsicana High School Class of 1987 will have a 20-year reunion Oct. 12-14. The theme will be “A Twisted Twenty.” Cost is $75 per person or $125 per couple. Please let a committee member know if you are interested in coming as soon as possible so the committee can plan for food and drinks.
Scheduled events will include:
6 p.m. Oct. 12 — Tiger football. Ticket and T-shirt will be sent to you or you can pick them up at the gate. Attendees will meet in conference room facing the end zone at Tiger Stadium at 6 p.m. The plan is to all walk together to the seats. Attire: Reunion T-shirt and denim bottoms. Following the game, classmates will meet at Xcaliber, located on North Business 45 (you will be responsible for any food or drinks this night).
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 13 — Family picnic at Fullerton-Garitty Park. Grilled hamburgers and hot dogs will be served at 11:30 a.m. and there will be a bounce house for the kids. Bring the family and celebrate the great blessings you have received.
8 p.m. Oct. 13 — “Black Tie Ball” at National Guard Armory Building. Dress your best (some will wear fancy dresses and tuxedoes) and dance the night away. There will be a “red carpet event” that you will not want to miss. Catered food, keg and drinks will be provided as well as great music, a photo display of the past, and relationships renewed.
Noon Oct. 14 — Farewell luncheon at the Optimist Club (YMCA). This will be a barbecue (brisket and ribs) lunch event and one last time to reminisce. During this time, there will be presentations and remembrance of deceased classmates.
Feel free to contact any of the committee members with questions, concerns or just to say hello. Coordinator is Michelle Williams-Jackson, (903) 874-8509 or firstname.lastname@example.org; committee chairmen are LaSaundra Rooks Thomas, (903) 879-0770; Debra Steward, (903) 467-8333; Aubrey Gibbs, (510) 384-4189; Judy Kirby Paschal, (903) 874-5355 or email@example.com; and Cindy Grounds Kirk (903) 654-3827; and committee members are Vicky Evans, Tanya Woods, Larshell Smith, Dionn Brandon, Brenda Sanders, Rhea Portis, Deanna Richardson, Rachel Betts and Catrice Mitchell.
The following is a list of classmates that have not been contacted: Bryant Allen, Sheila Allison, Alan Baker, Cheryl Baldwin, Bulmaro Barajas, Stephen Barris, Larry Baskin, Jeff Boyte, Johnny Carrigan, Norma Cazares, Richard Chadick, Lisa Crawford, Chris Cummings, Leigh Ann Doran, Resa Edmonson, Carole Engler, April English, Bobby Garrett, Todd Hagler, Crystal Hamilton, Donnie Holland, Wendy Jewell, Trevor Johnson, Rob Lasser, Danny Long, Lee Lozano, Mike Martin, Kathryn McDonald, Shawna McKenzie, Bruce McManus, Greg Milligan, Julie Moore, Freddy Mosley, Teresa Mullin, Priscilla Muniz, Michelle Nester, Mongthu Nguyen, Vivian Nolan, Patrick Ochs, Tim Owen, Robert Partain, Stacey Pillow, Chris Price, Lisa Price, Beth Prickett, Stacy Raney, Mike Reaves, JD Rich, Deanna Ritter, Sean Ritter, Rory Sanford, Ana Lisa Tierra, Chris Shoup, Susan Siram, Bobby Spears, Carol Spicer, Audry Steele, Flora Tapia, Arlette Taylor, Craig Thompson, Darrell Tidwell, James Turner, Linda Turner, Bill Vaught, Gabriela Vazquez, Lawrence Vuong, Courtney Vyers, Jackie Wafer, Carla Walker, Jason Walker, Keith Wardrup, Ken Wheeler, Marcy Wheeler, Derick Whiteley, Tonya Whitfield, Suzie Wilkins, Stephanie West, Dale Womack and Brent Zarbriggan.
If you are or know how to contact someone on the list, please get in touch with any of the reunion committee.
CHS Class of 1953
The Corsicana High School Class of 1953 will meet at 10 a.m. Oct. 13 at Star Hall, located at the American RV Park on West State Highway 31. Addresses and/or telephone numbers are needed for the following: Barbara (Jackson) Bowen, Elsie Mae (Carl) Shero, William Hamlin, Glynda (Martin) Rackley, Marline Murphy, Eileen (Straubing) Mason, Shirley (Garlington) Shadix, Geraldine (Thompson) Lansford, Ann (Bryant) Cruseturner, Orville Clifton, Elton Gorden, Jean Smith, Mary Hurley, Richard Powell, Paul Overstreet, Johnny Smithen and Viva Lorene (Garcia) Gray.
If you have an address or telephone number for the above classmates, please call Patty Knauth at (903) 872-3601 or John Dearen at (903) 322-3599.
CHS Class of 1957
Corsicana High School Class of 1957 will be holding its 50th reunion in Corsicana the weekend of Oct. 19-21. There were approximately 150 graduates that received their diplomas that year. To date, all but nine of those students have been located. They are Clarence Adams, Mildred Brown, Jeanette Fox, Olene Jarrett Murray, Charles Johnson, Jo Ann McCoy Grooms, Bobby Pollard, Elizabeth Thompson and Virginia Walker.
Many interesting activities have been planned to take place during the reunion celebration for all the former students and their guests. There will be a special memorial service conducted during the Saturday night activities by Harold and Norma McNeill Scott in remembrance of the 53 students who are now deceased.
Anyone with information regarding the students that have not been located or anyone who might have questions about the reunion are asked to call Ann Call Griffin at (903) 641-6316, Eleanor Collier Statham at (903) 673-2701 or Polly Martin Thomas at (903) 874-0126. In the Metroplex area, you may call Patricia West Hays at (214) 341-8916. 1957 was a very special year in many ways and the 50th reunion is one you don’t want to miss.
Blooming Grove Ex-Student Association reunion
The Blooming Grove Ex-Student Association will hold its annual reunion on Oct. 20 at the Blooming Grove High School auditorium. All graduates and former students of Blooming Grove Independent School District are cordially invited to attend. The association activities will include a meet and greet hosted by the Blooming Grove City Council at the City Park from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. where refreshments will be served. A hamburger lunch will be served by the local Lions Club from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the BGHS cafeteria. Registration will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the BGHS auditorium. A short business meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. followed by a program honoring the classes of 1947, 1957, 1967, 1977, 1982 and 1997. Awards will be presented to Outstanding Ex-Students, both local and out of town, and an Outstanding Ex-Teacher. Those wishing to have lunch should send $5 per plate in advance to Blooming Grove Ex-Student Association, P.O. Box 359, Blooming Grove, TX 76626. Those who are unable to attend but still wish to support the organization can send the yearly dues of only $10 per member to the same address.
CHS 1982 Tiger football team reunion
There will be a reunion of the Corsicana High School 1982 Tiger football team held Oct. 26 at the Corsicana vs. Ennis game. If you were a part of this team, please contact Rusty Hitt at (903) 654-4533 or Kyle Ward at (903) 874-3800.